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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/31/project-air-yoga-rwanda-hiv-women_n_914521.html?ir=Green#s304344" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...=Green#s304344</a>
 

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I've just read that article too. I love yoga, so I can imagine how useful it would be - to help them build strength and confidence in their bodies abilities, as well as mentally relaxing for them. Must find some time today to get on mat and practice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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A great article Mia. Thanks for posting.<br><br>
I have just found bikram yoga and am loving how it makes me feel.
 

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You're very welcome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I can imagine as well how much of an asset it must be for these women, I know that my own yoga practice has helped me out tremendously in many areas of my life. I did my first class when I was in my teens and have always enjoyed it, and have only just now gotten serious about my practice, now I've done pretty well at practicing daily. It's mostly been ashtanga and kundalini, thanks to some great DVDs I discovered. I had tried bikram before but struggled to make it through the classes. But then again, if you know much about ayurvedic body types, I'm primarily Pitta with a significant amount of Vata as well, which means that cool and damp (i.e. Kapha-like) surroundings are best for balancing out my energy, while heat throws my energy off balance. Where it seems like those who are primarily Kapha would be more likely to benefit from bikram.
 

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bikram yoga is the in thing nowadays but i keep telling myself that it is just not for me. but after reading the article- i think i would try attending some yoga class one of these days.
 

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I love yoga and have been doing it for years love the way it makes me breathe, think and feel....I have taken many different classes regular yoga, core yoga, birkram yoga, and recently just tried hammock yoga.....its all amazing....thankies for sharing the article.<br><br>
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That's a really great article. I've seen yoga, but never tried it. My first impression was that it looked too slow to really be enjoyable, but the more I hear about it the more I think my impression could be wrong. Are there any particular dvd's that ya'll would recommend for beginners?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Bright Bird</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2989625"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That's a really great article. I've seen yoga, but never tried it. My first impression was that it looked too slow to really be enjoyable, but the more I hear about it the more I think my impression could be wrong. Are there any particular dvd's that ya'll would recommend for beginners?</div>
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yoga on youtube has gotten pretty good, just search youtube for "easy yoga" or "yoga beginning". also there are some great free podcasts by yogajournal and some others available on itunes.
 

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Thanks for the tips! I'll give those a try.
 

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Thanks for the tips! I'll give those a try.</div>
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I notice you are also in Canada, try getting the channel 'One' (Mind Body and Spirit Channel....it called 'one' but isn't on channel one...lol) it has a variety of yoga TV programs (like Padme Yoga, Namaste Yoga, and another I forget the title of). I record them on my PVR to save money.
 

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I notice you are also in Canada, try getting the channel 'One' (Mind Body and Spirit Channel....it called 'one' but isn't on channel one...lol) it has a variety of yoga TV programs (like Padme Yoga, Namaste Yoga, and another I forget the title of). I record them on my PVR to save money.</div>
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lucky! that channel sounds great. we get Namaste Yoga here with one of the cable providers, i luv that show its so relaxing
 

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That's an amazing article! I love yoga, although I haven't tried the hot yoga as I'm not one who enjoys extreme heat. I love all forms of yoga in a non-heated room, always makes me feel so good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That article is awesome! I'm a teen who just started taking yoga classes, and I've already fallen in love with it. Yoga truly is the best for mental and physical health. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I love yoga and have been doing it for years love the way it makes me breathe, think and feel....I have taken many different classes regular yoga, core yoga, birkram yoga, and recently just tried hammock yoga.....its all amazing....thankies for sharing the article.<br><br>
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Hammock yoga looks great! No locations in Holland yet though, but they did mention something about franchising on their website, so I can always daydream....<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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That's a really great article. I've seen yoga, but never tried it. My first impression was that it looked too slow to really be enjoyable, but the more I hear about it the more I think my impression could be wrong. Are there any particular dvd's that ya'll would recommend for beginners?</div>
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Shiva Rea - Yoga for Beginners and/or Yoga Shakti <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Another long\t-time yoga lover here! I started meditating as a girl in the late 70s, and sometime after through that discovered yoga. I think it has benefited my health in many ways, including my mental health. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
My daughter loves yoga and pilates, and is so crazy flexible (she's 22.)<br>
My mom is 81 and does 'chair yoga' at the senior center. You can do this your whole life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I have to get into more of a yoga routine. I do it regularly then slip. I enjoy it just get lazy.
 

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I've heard one school of thought that it is good to try and do at least some yoga every day, even if it's only 15 minutes, doing it that way is more beneficial than going for an hour or more 2 or 3 or so times a week. I've tried it, and I believe it!
 

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I've heard one school of thought that it is good to try and do at least some yoga every day, even if it's only 15 minutes, doing it that way is more beneficial than going for an hour or more 2 or 3 or so times a week. I've tried it, and I believe it!</div>
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I like that idea, mia. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I do meditate every day, even if only for 15 minutes. My goal for a normal day is 2 30-minute sessions... I think I will add some short yoga bursts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I have this one wakeup yoga favorite that is really short. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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That is very inspiring. Thank you for posting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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